Summer Enrichment Program
BOHEMIA Cares hosts an annual summer enrichment program in one of the most under-served communities in Arkansas, Bradley County. During the months of June and July, our program serves 24 youth ages 8-17. The purpose of this program is to promote self-love, harmony, and peace, spread mental health awareness, and foster social-emotional learning. Educational focus areas are literacy, career exploration, and career development. Lessons and activities are tailored and structured to meet the needs of all participants. We teach and reinforce positive behaviors that are beneficial to our emotional and physical well-being. Youth meet Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Field trips allow our little learners to have fun and become culturally enriched.
We host our annual Self-Love Conference in October. We expose attendees to a supportive network of professionals in behavioral health and educational fields. Our goal is to promote self-love while spreading mental health awareness. We aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and mental health counseling. We hope to see an overall improvement in our attendees' health with an emphasis on their mental, social, and well-being. We expect our attendees to interact in a more socially acceptable way, increase awareness of behaviors that are beneficial to emotional and physical well-being, and decrease self-inflicting negative behaviors. We would be completely satisfied if we reduced the frequency of those negative issues in our day-to-day interactions, whether it is at school, at work, or in our neighborhoods. Lastly, we hope to see fewer mental illness occurrences in the state of Arkansas. The Self-Love Conference helps to improve the quality of life for families in our communities.
Self-Love & Soft Skills Instagram Live Chat
This program is designed to allow guests to share self-love and mental health testimonies. Guests are allowed to share personal coping strategies and self-care regimens. A mental illness survivor herself, Ms. V openly shares her story with the intent to help others avoid the pitfall of depression and anxiety. We know that we are not alone in this quest to erase the stigma associated with mental illness. Consequently, we allow our guests to share at their own comfort level. We want everyone to understand that mental health counseling is not for crazy people. It is for people who struggle with making day-to-day decisions. Some of those decisions require an unbiased and purposeful opinion from a mental health professional. Just know that therapy works! Sharing our stories helps us heal as well as others.
12 Days of Love
Our 12 Days of Love Program includes twelve days of free empowerment webinars that promote self-love while spreading mental health awareness resources. Women from various areas of the country and different backgrounds share their expertise and experiences with one common theme, healing. We aim to build a network of powerful advocates who know the importance of uplifting and supporting one another. This program teaches others how to heal, survive, and become better versions of themselves in a safe, non-judgmental space. This program runs December 1 thru December 12 on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bohemiacares).
Give Love On Christmas
In December 2020, BOHEMIA Cares was awarded CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act grants that supported giveaways of turkeys, coats, books, and plush toys to low-income families in Jacksonville, Warren, and North Little Rock,
In December 2021, our organization and caring partners gave away turkeys, bikes, toys, and toiletries to low-income families in Pulaski, Bradley, and Drew counties of Arkansas.
MindSET Coaching and Mentoring
The MindSET Coaching and Mentoring Program for Schools and Businesses will launch in August 2022. The purpose is to improve academic or work performance, reduce the incidence of behavioral problems, promote positive parental involvement, introduce mental health awareness resources, and support staff with mentoring and professional development, and create safe, nonjudgmental spaces to discuss trauma, violence, and issues that cause emotional pain, depression, and/or anxiety, and create a conducive learning environment. *Contact Director Tucker to book this wrap-around and comprehensive program for your school district or school(s).
The MindSET Coaching and Mentoring Program for Organizations or Businesses will launch in August 2022. The purpose is to improve employer-employee relationships, improve job performance and retention, reduce the incidence of behavioral problems, promote positive job-related interactions, introduce mental health awareness resources, and support employees with mentoring and personal development, and create safe, nonjudgmental spaces to discuss trauma, violence, and issues that cause emotional pain, depression, and/or anxiety, and create a conducive working environment. *Contact Director Tucker to book this wrap-around and comprehensive program for your organization or business.
The Mental Health Support Groups Program will launch in Summer 2022. The purpose is to provide social emotional learning support and mental health resources to individuals, family members, significant others, and friends of people who struggle with mental illness. Mental health partners will share behavioral and mental health resources in a safe, non-judgmental setting. The groups will meet in virtual settings. *Enrollment information will be shared on our website by May 15.
Groups are listed below:
Group 1 - Moms (ages 17 and older) - 12 people
Group 2 - Men (ages 18 and older) - 12 people
Group 3 - Women (ages 26 and older) - 15 people
Group 4 - Women (ages 18 - 25) - 15 people
Group 5 - Co-Ed Youth (ages 13 - 17) - 10 people
Group 6 - Co-ed Youth (ages 8 - 12) - 10 people
Group 7 - Co-Ed Youth (ages 13 - 17) - 10 people
Group 8 - Men (ages 18 - 25) - 12 people * will meet in person